|Date/Report Number ..060111.TYHJYO60770.06 Item: 1ZS-1938-1944-LEATHER-STEEL-WYLER-NURSE-DOCTOR-SERVICEMAN-BUTTON-CLIP-POCKET-WATCH|
|Description of item: VINTAGE
1938-1944 LEATHER & STEEL WYLER NURSE - DOCTOR SERVICEMAN BUTTON CLIP POCKET WATCH
WITH SIGNED WYLER MANUAL WINDING 15 JEWEL MOVEMENT WITH WWII SUB SECONDS
CONVERSION TO SWEEP SECONDS OUTER LEATHER CASE 43.6 MM WATCH CASE W/O CROWN 31.1 MM
BOTTOM TO TOP OF BAIL 37 MM
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00
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Wyler presented its first 16 and 19-line precision movements to the public in 1923. The particularity of these was the Incaflex balance wheel, which was legendary at the time.
The Wyler Incaflex balance wheel is protected along
its diameter by two curved, elastic arms, which absorb any shocks to the balance wheel. In
addition to producing his own calibres, Wyler also modified movements of other large-scale
producers and sold these on to other watch companies. In some cases, the basic calibre was
changed so much that the movements should actually be considered as Wyler calibres.
In 1934, Wyler was the official watch of Italy's World Cup winning team.
In 1937 the company caused a stir by launching a water-resistant watch that was not fitted with the conventional soft gaskets. The mineral glass was pressed in between the edge of the case and a pressed or screwed bezel, the gap between the winding shaft and the watch case was sealed hydraulically by fitting the winding shaft and bushing together, in the same material, to 1/500mm.
Wyler gained worldwide notoriety with a spectacular marketing stunt in 1956, when two watches were dropped from the top of the Eiffel Tower and continued to function after the fall.
NOTE: IT IS SAID THAT WYLER BEGAN HIS COMPANY IN THE 1920'S, YET WE HAVE WORKED ON FOUR TRENCH WATCHES WITH WYLER MOVVEMENTS THAT DATE FROM 1917.
BEIGE AND BROWN
MILITARY COLORED DIAL
ENCASED IN STITCHED
LEATHER BUTTON FOB
THIS LEATHER BUTTON FOB
WOULD FIT INTO A BUTTON HOLE
THE WATCH INTO THE POCKET
THIS WYLER HAS A FLOATING STEM THAT MAKES SETTING AND WINDING EASIER
OUTER LEATHER CASE 43.6 MM
WATCH CASE W/O CROWN 31.1 MM
BOTTOM TO TOP OF BAIL 37 MM
WITH A NEED FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES TO TIME PULSES, AND SOLDIERS PRECISELY TIME EVENTS, THE FASTEST WAY TO BUILD WATCHES FOR SERVICE WAS TO ADD A SWEEP SECOND HAND TO EXISTING MOVEMENTS.
NOTICE THE BIG SWEEP WHEEL THAT IS ON THE TOP OF THE WATCH MOVEMENT BRIDGES?
THIS WHEEL WAS ACTUALLY TO THE WHEEL SHAFT THAT RAN THE SUB-SECOND HAND (OLD WATCHES WITH A SECOND HAND ABOVE THE NUMBER 6).
SO, THE SUB SECOND SHAFT AND WHEEL WAS REMOVD AND A LARGER SHAFT WITH ONE WHEEL AT BOTTOM, AND ANOTHER SLIPPED ON TOP WAS ADDED
THEN A CENTER SHAFT WITH SMALL WHEEL AND A NEW HOLLOW CANON PINION WAS ADDED.
THE SUB SECONDS TURNS THE LARGE WHEEL WHICH TURNS THE NEW CENTER SHAFT'S WHEEL WHICH PROTRUDED THROUGH THE HOLLOW CANON PINION AND A SECONDS HAND CAN NOW BE ATTACHED.
NOW WE CAN USE THE CHAPTER RINGS ON THE DIAL TO TIME EVENTS